The NDP leader boasted about what he would do as Prime Minister but his best chance of implementing many of these pledges is for Mr. Ignatieff to form government – either by winning a minority, or by coming second and defeating the Conservatives on their budget.Joanne at BLY muses about other signs like the Liberal party postponing their party convention etc. Why?
Before he gets too cozy with the Liberal leader, Mr. Layton should look at the forlorn figure cut by Nick Clegg, the leader of Britain’s Liberal Democrats and deputy prime minister of a Conservative-Lib Dem coalition government. He is tightly bound to a Conservative Party driving unpopular spending cuts because to bring down the government would see the Lib Dems lose half their seats at the subsequent election.
Much of the plan released Sunday will only ever exist in the imagination of the dreamers who believe the NDP might one day form government. But there are other some big ticket items that might see the light of day before too long.
If Canadians take anything away from the NDP plan, they should note its similarity to the Liberal platform. And they should heed Jack Layton’s eagerness to collaborate. He and Mr. Ignatieff may not call it a coalition but it may walk and talk like one.
This is the reality folks. It will be either a Coalition of the losers who will take our country down the path of Greece or a Conservative majority that will be stable, continue on with our recovery and bring prosperity. Which do you want?
I do not want my country being run by separatists. That's what will happen. The Libs and the NDP will need the support of the Bloc to stay in power. The bloc-mail will happen. More of your hard earned tax dollars will be going to appease the Bloc and it will never be enough.
For the betterment of the country the only option is a Conservative majority.